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As farmers change, their environmental critics need to lift the conversation.
Buoyancy and confidence have brought more farmers to the Central Districts Field Days in Feilding.
Canterbury dairy farm once part-owned by Allan Hubbard has sold for almost $65 million.
Red raffia bows around the necks of two hereford heifers set the scene for a Taranaki couple's lifelong commitment to the breed.
US farmers rebuilding their herds and other signs good meat prices are ahead, might lift the bruised confidence of Kiwi sheep and beef farmers.
Grape growers hoping bad-weather forecasts will not put a dampener on the harvest, which is tipped to be one of the biggest and best yet.
NZ venison producers expect to find a ready market in Europe for their product in the year ahead.
Farmers warned they risk ageing alone unless they confront issues around farm succession.